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El Carpintero Mexican Restaurant

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4109 1/2 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91505-4214
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went here after Warner Brothers tour. Excellent salsa. Great service . Decent fish tacos and pretty good tacos pastor.

Thank livininparadise_13
Weert, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great quality of the food, very tastefull and the prices are really friendly. We have been there twice for dinner and both visits we had the same good experience, so we will go there again. Owner is very friendly and does everything to make you feel at home.

Thank 740oscar
Bulle, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food is good and the portions are pretty big! I'd say it's a great place for a quick lunch not too expensive.

Thank Vouviie
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We stumbled upon this place by accident, when we were heading to the Warner Brothers studio tour. The food was great - authentic Mexican. The only drawback was no margaritas! It's tiny, but worth a visit for lunch.

Thank j9good
Bonita, California, Usa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

we just visited the Warner Bros studios and were looking for a place to eat, about a block away is this mexican restaurant, we thought about eating here since from the outside it doesn't look that appealing but decide to try it. food was excellent starting with the chips and salsa they tasted crispy like they were just made and... More 

Thank gurrumina2000
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1,151 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Went to Ellen show and this place is very convenient. The chips and salsa were fresh and the salsa is nice and spicy. Canaries a la diabla is very flavorful but portion is small. Taqueria seemed ok but not special. Ref ride beans are nice and creamy. Price is OK. The service was good. Not bad but not great.

Thank TAMAN1951
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent food. No alcohol The owner is amazing. Super good carnitas tacos Close to the Ellen Show at Warner Bros Love this place

Thank Laurie S
Los Angeles, California
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

El Carpintero is a small, family-owned and operated Mexican restaurant in the "curve" where Barham Blvd turns east and becomes Olive Ave. This restaurant is very small with a few tables outside for al fresco dining. It's very clean and the service is friendly and fast. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Mondays-Saturdays, the menu offers normal Mexican food--tacos, enchiladas, tostadas,... More 

Thank Evan B
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We were looking forward to eating at this place after our WB tours, we were able to walk there as it is so close. It seems that there was only 1 employee in there and he was the server and the cook. He was nice and friendly. The chips were really good. The salsa was VERY hot! I couldn't eat... More 

Thank Hoffman121110
Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Everything was coveted in sauce on all ten of our plates. Some sauces were even different colors. We were pretty sure It wasn't cheese sause. I think we'll never be sure. We are sure that we ate Never going back. Whatever the sauces were they were flavorless. Orders were wrong and some meals were just forgotten. Forget refills... The staff... More 

Thank Jenny J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4109 1/2 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91505-4214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?